Martin Carthy - Salisbury Plain (montage) by Martin Carthy

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No copyright claim, against any audio or image content, is assumed in the publishing of this video. Copyright is owned by original artist or artists, or their legally appointed representatives. www.watersoncarthy.com from the 1969 Fontana Records album "Prince Heathen" with Dave Swarbrick (fiddle) "This song was collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1904 from Mr&Mrs Verrall, Horsham, Sussex, and published in The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. It was also collected in July 1907 by George Butterworth from Mr H. Akhurst of Lowed Beeding, Sussex. In 1960, AL Lloyd recorded Salisbury Plains for his album A Selection from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. As all tracks from this LP it was reissued in 2003 on the CD England&Her Traditional Songs. Lloyd wrote in the album's sleeve notes: Miss Lucy Broadwood tried to notate this song from Henry Burstow (see The Devil and the Ploughman), but he was too shy to sing the words to a lady and was unable to reproduce the melody without the words. Eventually, Ralph Vaughan Williams got it from him. The composer had special affection for the tune whose ancestry may be traceable to a Burgundian basse dance current around the middle of the fifteenth century, called Le petite roysin. Martin Carthy sang Salisbury Plain unaccompanied on his 1969 album with Dave Swarbrick, Prince Heathen. Shirley Collins learnt it from Martin Carthy and recorded it for her and her sister Dolly's album Love, Death&the Lady. Maddy Prior sang...

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Artist: Martin Carthy
Video title: Martin Carthy - Salisbury Plain (montage)
Category: Country & Folk


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